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Free Tax Help Available to Chicago Residents

Qualified Chicago families and individuals can receive free tax return preparation and e-filing at tax sites located across the city.

The City of Chicago is committed to ensuring that hardworking Chicagoans can access free tax services to file their returns and claim their tax refunds. The City of Chicago works with its nonprofit partner, Ladder Up, to offer free tax help throughout the tax season and at various points in the off-season.

For the 2020 regular tax season, all tax sites will open on Saturday, February 1, 2020, with select sites opening on Saturday, January 25. Please keep checking this website for updated site locations and service hours.

Please note that all services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites will close when they reach capacity, which may be much earlier than the publicized closing time, so please arrive early.

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